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How to Reference a Magazine in APA

Use the following template to cite a magazine using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA and Chicago styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation maker.

Once you’re finished with your citations, we can also help you with creating an APA title page.

Citing a magazine article in APA (print)

Structure:

   Author, A. (Year, month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

Example:

   Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time, 167(15), 3-40.

Notes: When citing a magazine in APA, keep in mind:

  • You can find the volume number with the other publication information of the magazine.
  • You can typically find page numbers at the bottom corners of a magazine article.
  • If you cannot locate an issue number, simply don’t include it in the citation.

Citing an online magazine article in APA

Structure:

Author, A.A.. (Year, Month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title,Volume(Issue), Retrieved from https://xxxx

Example:

   Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time, 167(15) Retrieved from https://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1179361,00.html

Notes: When creating an online magazine citation, keep in mind:

  • The volume and issue number aren’t always on the same page as the article. Check out the other parts of the website before leaving it out of the citation.

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Cornell.

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“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
— Stephen King

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How do I format an in-text citation for a magazine article in APA style?

An in-text citation in APA style, in general, includes only the names of the authors (or contributors) and the publication year of the work. An in-text citation for a magazine article is no exception. To cite a magazine in the text, you need to include the name(s) of the author(s) of the magazine article and the publication year.

It is not necessary to include the article title or the magazine name in in-text citations. And although the publication frequency of magazines vary (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annually), it is also unnecessary to include the week or month of publication in in-text citations.

Below you will find templates and examples of how to format an in-text citation for a magazine article written by a single author.

Templates:

Narrative: Author’s Surname (Year)

Parenthetical: (Author’s Surname, Year)

Examples:

Narrative: Ellen (2021)

Parenthetical: (Ellen, 2021)

How do I format an in-text citation for an online magazine article in APA style?

An in-text citation in APA style, in general, includes only the names of the authors (or contributors) and the publication year of the work. The in-text citation for a magazine article (be it a print or an online magazine) is no exception. To cite an online magazine in the text, you need to include the surname(s) of the article’s author(s) and the online publication date. It is not necessary to include the article title or the magazine name in in-text citations.

Below you will find templates and examples of how to format an in-text citation for an online magazine article written by a single author.

Templates:

Narrative: Author’s Surname (Year)

Parenthetical: (Author’s Surname, Year)

Examples:

Narrative: Barry (2020)

Parenthetical: (Barry, 2020)